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Sr. Advisor Cold Chain and Management
Public Health Foundation of India

Location: New Delhi , India
Experience: 0-5 Years
Skill Set: Monitoring and Evaluation , Programme Management
Nature of Job: Fixed term Contract
Compensation: As Per PHFI Guidelines.
Last date of Submission: 28 Feb 2013
Job Description

Lead efforts to ensure robust cold-chain management throughout the vaccine supply chain, starting from the state warehouse & GMSDs up to the vaccination sites. This will include:

Ensure that sufficient cold chain capacity is installed at all points:

  • Estimate quantity & type of cold chain capacity required at all levels i.e. state warehouses, regional warehouses, divisional warehouses, district warehouses, blocks. Also estimate the number of vaccine carriers needed at each level.
  • Liaise with Central and state governments to ensure timely procurement and installation of cold chain equipment.

Ensure appropriate maintenance of cold-chain equipment by ensuring:

  • Appropriate AMC contracts in place.
  • Sufficient budget for maintenance.
  • Maintenance of spares inventory.
  • Well-defined guidelines for preventive maintenance.

Ensure appropriate staffing and training of manpower

  • Identify manpower requirements and existing gaps of cold-chain officers and mechanics.
  • Design and conduct regular training programmes for the cold-chain personnel.
  • Design KPIs and monitor performance.

Work with research teams to develop new technologies:

  • Explore new, environment friendly and cost-effective technologies for cold-storage.
  • Explore new technologies for automated temperature control reminders and centralized temperature monitoring. Coordinate monitoring and evaluations functions with key RI partners including UNICEF and WHO.
  • Undertake field visits within and outside country depending on assignments for monitoring and evaluation of routine immunization activities and provide feedback to MOHFW and ITSU.
  • Should perform any other work assigned by the supervisor or senior management of PHFI aligned to organizational or unit objectives.
Candidate Profile


  • Master’s Degree or Diploma in engineering preferably in refrigeration; logistics and supply chain management; or Public Health.
  • At least 7-8 years’ experience in vaccine cold chain management either in a vaccination context or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) requiring refrigeration.
  • Experience in vaccine related on FMCG-related cold chain assessment and setting up cold chain information systems would be an added advantage.

How to Apply:

Interested Candidates Can Send their Resume at:  recruitments.phfi@gmail.com by highlighting the Position Code (PHFI/2012/49-UIP) in the subject line.

Date Uploaded: 16 Feb 2013

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